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LeChon

4.9
4.9
2803 Reviews
$30 and under
South American
Lechon is a South American dining experience that seamlessly combines the fiery cooking of Argentina, Chile and Patagonia, along with creative inspiration of the chef. Enjoy perfectly charred 28-day dry-aged ribeye, grilled octopus with chorizo, housemade piquillo pepper and pork empanadas, slow roasted lechon, refreshing ceviches and smoked bone marrow.

Executive Chef Jaco Smith consistently pushes the boundaries on traditional Latin fare by incorporating wood-fired flavors into his cuisine while boasting a view of the Willamette River that few Portland restaurants can offer. Smith comes from a large family of cattle, sheep and grain farmers. He started cooking at a young age in his mother’s kitchen. His favorite childhood memories include the tastes of dulce de leche, flan and grilled breads, reminiscent of South American flavors and commonly found on South African kitchen tables.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    South American, Argentinean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 219-9000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jaco Smith

  • Catering

    We do offer offsite catering through our exclusive catering partner, Spork Bytes. Please reach out to chris@sporkbytes.com or info@lechonpdx.com for more details!

  • Private party facilities

    Our sister property located around the corner from Lechon (called Lobby by Lechon) is our exclusive private event venue. The space can accommodate 24 guests for a seated dinner, and up to 35 for a cocktail reception, and it the ideal environment for a variety of corporate or social events. Please send an inquiry to events@lechonpdx.com for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (855) 901-3067

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Portland

  • Cross street

    Between SW Pine & Ash

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking (free after 7:00pm)<br />Next to several Park & Pay lots

  • Public transit

    MAX stop 1st & Oak puts you one block away; Red and Blue Lines only

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our sever Kat was fabulous. She knew the menu and provided options and excellent service. The food was fantastic, hot and flavorful. We appreciate LeChon and their staff for providing a great experience.
  2. AL

    AimeeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our community group chose to do our annual holiday dinner at LeChon this year. Our server Hayley, was warm, knowledgable and gave really great service. The food was incredible and the cocktails were delicious! Overall, fantastic experience.
  3. KL

    KristineL

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved everything about LeChon! Superb!
  4. BR

    BashiR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!!! Everything was absolutely wonderful! Great food, great drinks, great service!
  5. KC

    KarenC

    Portland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    LeChon usually doesn’t disappoint but last night, the food came out so fast there was little time to savor the dishes. We had eaten half our meal before the cocktails arrived. Most dishes were amazing but the smoked marrow contained very little marrow and the octopus was tough and dry. Overall, very good experience but based on previous visits, a little uneven last night.
  6. JJ

    JessicaJ

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was recommended and it did not disappoint! Everything was delicious but the steak tartar and duck wing specials were the favorites.
  7. TV

    TammyV

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was truly outstanding. The beef was perfectly cooked. The brussel sprouts were…I don’t have words. Really a wonderful dining experience.
  8. m

    mikee

    Boise

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food. Wonderful service. variety of dishes amazing and all well prepared.
  9. n

    noodlier

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lechon is my favorite restaurant and continues to be. I love everything about it. Such a sleeper restaurant!
  10. J

    Jason

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Certainly expect the portion of the food here but we tried a lot and they are all very delicious.
  11. C

    Christine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hailey was an incredible server - top notch recommendations and help. Food was outstanding, there was not a bad dish in the bunch. Wish i were a local because I’d come here all the time
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Vegetable ceviche was soooo yummy!
  13. HP

    HarryPDX

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, Very good Service and cool ambiance!
  14. LH

    LHug

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is always incredible! Server forgot about a dish (twice) which we received 1 1/2 hours after ordering, then charged us twice for the dish but she was pretty busy & a nice server overall. Great happy hour (the only reservations we could get) Favs: Peruvian fried chicken bites, braised beef empanadas, Forged mushrooms, short rib buns, pastel de choclo. Worst part is the parking as there are a lot of homeless very nearby.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great except they forgot to bring out the 2 orders of bone marrow for a long time. By the time it was brought to the table all the good stuff was all melted out. Super sad about that because we brought family from out of town that would have totally loved it. But, all in all we love Le Chon and will continue to frequent this establishment. Great food and AMAZING drinks, too.
  16. JM

    JoseyM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server was knowledgeable and made some suggestions that we really enjoyed
  17. LW

    LisaW

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good variety menu choices Flavoursome food Great service Warm atmosphere with cool music Highly recommend
  18. HG

    HeidiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was super great, very personable and made great recommendations. We had four items (empanadas, fritters, steak dish, and bone marrow) where the bone marrow was delicious, we probably wouldn’t buy again since it was our least favorite. The pistachio dessert was perfect end to a great visit!! We will be back with more friends.
  19. ST

    SusanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday is a great day to dine as staff have Sunday off and are in a good move. Our dining experience was perfect in every way!
  20. ML

    MichaelL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to share plates with friends. They were all well presented and flavorful. The wait staff was always very attentive.
  21. JP

    JonPaul

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth eating around the menu. Every bite was intentionally built, simple, and delicious.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Food exceptional. Drinks creative.
  23. m

    mikee

    Boise

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, nice place. Could music sl quieter
  24. FF

    FoodFiend

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't' miss the scallops. Wanted to lick the plate.
  25. p

    philipc

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Strange. Have previous experience where both food and service was excellent. This time the service was Poor and the food slow to arrive. They were not even full.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great & drinks are amazing!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! One of my favorite Portland restaurants.
  28. KM

    KristineM

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and drinks and service is always friendly. Would recommend.
  29. TP

    TaylerP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and delicious, impressive dishes. Ambiance is very romantic and cozy.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and our waitress Lily was fantastic! Highly recommend.
  31. EG

    EdieG

    San Francisco

    170 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We got a wide variety of items from the menu and everything was great! The service was spectacular, even on a pretty busy night.
  32. F

    Foodie

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu & delicious food for sharing and it was a fun place to meet up with friends or date.
  33. C

    Crabnar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Can't wait to go back with friends. Perfect menu for sharing
  34. CK

    CatherineK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner for six was outstanding! Will go back for sure!
  35. JB

    JenB

    Los Angeles

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a classy and cozy restaurant! Definitely “hygge” if you know what I mean. The food is tapas, so plan to share. High quality and knowledgeable service as well. I would happily dine here again.
  36. JY

    JamieY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place, with outstanding service, staff, food, and a great atmosphere... Highly recommend this place to anyone
  37. BK

    BryanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and we had a great time. The empanadas were fire.
  38. NM

    NoelM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in the country right now. Great experience. Highly recommend!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner prior to the Opera. Dylan was our server and helped us choose great dishes and the best Old Fashion. Enjoyed several small plates: octopus, scallops, steak and the foraged mushroom. Everything was fantastic and came out hot and quick. Kitchen and service is run efficient but we never felt rushed. Loved the 2 big aquariums which added to the casual and unique atmosphere. Would definitely go again! Thank you Dylan!
  40. NS

    NaomiSharay

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful and the food was delicious!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

LeChon does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

LeChon is rated 4.9 stars by 2803 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for LeChon

113 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between SW Pine &amp; Ash

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    South American, Argentinean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking (free after 7:00pm)<br />Next to several Park & Pay lots

  • Public transit

    MAX stop 1st & Oak puts you one block away; Red and Blue Lines only

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jaco Smith

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 219-9000

  • Catering

    We do offer offsite catering through our exclusive catering partner, Spork Bytes. Please reach out to chris@sporkbytes.com or info@lechonpdx.com for more details!

  • Private party facilities

    Our sister property located around the corner from Lechon (called Lobby by Lechon) is our exclusive private event venue. The space can accommodate 24 guests for a seated dinner, and up to 35 for a cocktail reception, and it the ideal environment for a variety of corporate or social events. Please send an inquiry to events@lechonpdx.com for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (855) 901-3067

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